Happy Easter to all of our lovely readers!
Whilst the Summer heat has continued to linger, Autumn is well and truly upon us, and with a new season brings fresh ideas and inspiration.
In this month’s e-newsletter edition we’re celebrating winning the Best of Houzz 2015 for Design and Service award and reaching over 2,000 Instagram followers, welcome three new members to the John Croft Design team (puppies count too don’t they?), and share our tips on how you can harness the great outdoors at home.
We hope you enjoy a relaxing and indulgent long weekend. After all, what better excuse is there to eat unlimited amounts of chocolate?
John Croft Design has been awarded “Best of Houzz 2015” for Design & Service! We were selected from among more than 500,000 business professionals worldwide!
Houzz offers a place for homeowners and design and construction professionals to connect and share their inspiration, projects, creative ideas and advice.
Explore the John Croft Design Houzz account to view our projects, read our client reviews and be inspired!
John Croft Design in The Courier Mail
On Saturday 7th February, John Croft Design featured in The Courier Mail Home lift out section as the cover story ‘Daring Designs – Colour brings vibrant style’.
The feature article covered a client’s home designed by John Croft, which entailed the build right through to the furniture and furnishings. John designed this home for his clients with their Indian heritage and family lifestyle at the forefront. Colour and considered detail feature heavily in the home to represent the vibrancy of India, and create a fun, joyful and contemporary home for his clients.
Introducing Ingrid & Joseph
John Croft Design welcomed two very special new team members in February! Welsh Terriors, Joseph and Ingrid, who are brother and sister.
Of course, like all puppies, there are toilet training and chewing challenges, but the puppies are just a delight and still only 15 weeks old so they have plenty of learning and growing to do yet!
Joseph is very handsome and has a really gentle nature, whereas Ingrid is nearly half his size, full of spunk and always in charge.
Celebrating 2,000 Instagram Followers
John Croft Design is excited to announce that we have reached over 2,000 followers on Instagram!
For a behind-the-scenes peak into what’s happening at John Croft Design HQ and to get your daily dose of interior design inspiration, follow us on Instagram!
Harnessing the Great Outdoors
One of our favourite things about Queensland is the beautiful sunshine filled open spaces. We are so lucky to enjoy lush backyards and homes by the beach, yet so few take advantage of this when designing their home. The idea of bringing the outside in is not new, but it does take some careful planning.
If you want to harness Queensland’s best asset in your home, we have some tips to get you started.
Happy 65th Birthday Marilyn
We recently celebrated Marilyn’s 65th birthday with a beautiful Sunday lunch at John’s home.
We are all very lucky that Marilyn has no intention of retiring and will stay on to keep the rest of the John Croft Design team organised!
New Stock at John Croft Design
We have recently received some beautifully unique stock items to add to our clients’ homes. Take a look!
New Stock 1: We have just received the most exquisite collection of hand-made glass pieces from Philip Stokes Studio Glass. These pieces have been especially commissioned for us by the studio. I wonder which clients will be lucky enough to have one of these special pieces?
New Stock 2: Beautiful coral specimens are presented in glass display boxes – perfect for a coffee table.
New Stock 3: A unique and colourful new collection of lamp bases have just arrived in a mixture of glass and ceramic. These lamps will make the perfect addition to a bedside table.
New Stock 4: A slightly different take on the traditional pineapple sculpture, these metallic silver ones are sure to impress.
New Stock 5: John recently attended an Antiques Fair while on holiday and picked up this wonderful collection of antiques.
New Stock 6: This exquisitely crafted box is made out of Faux-Shagreen and finished with brass studs.
Welcome our Work Experience Designer Alicia
Some of you may have been lucky enough to meet our new work experience designer, Alicia. Alicia works with us every Friday and has been a massive help in the office and at installations.
She has been learning all of the ins and outs of the industry and getting to know some of our lovely John Croft Design clients!
Boat Refurbishment Project
Due to overwhelming interest we have included some more photos from our recent boat refurbishment project!
Did you know that we offer maintenance services to all of our clients?
From reupholstering, and rug and carpet cleaning, to updating lamp shades, scatter cushions and artificial floral arrangements, we can help make seemingly small changes that will reinvigorate your home or chosen space. And for all of our existing clients, we will waive all consultation and design fees.
So if you need help with maintaining the interior of your home, simply contact the office or your designer on (07) 3257 0633 to make an appointment.